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Department of Anthropology

Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Victoria

Assistant Teaching Professor

2024-25 Limited Term Appointment in Archaeology or Biological Anthropology

We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and WSÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. The University of Victoria is committed to the ongoing work of decolonizing and Indigenizing the campus community both inside and outside the classroom.

Job Summary

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a 0.75 Limited Term Assistant Teaching Professor with expertise in the area of archaeological anthropology and/or biological anthropology. This 9-month appointment comes with an obligation to teach a total of six 1.5 unit courses (3 in Fall 2024 and 3 in Winter 2025).   

We seek a dynamic instructor who has completed the PhD and has the requisite background to teach courses in their area of regional, topical and/or methodological specialization. We particularly seek an individual who can offer courses with a strong experiential learning/skills-based component and who can teach an introductory course in archaeology (ANTH 240). The full list of the department course offerings can be found in the Calendar but applicants may propose new courses.  The candidate’s qualifications and experience will determine the candidate’s final salary offer. The salary for this position includes a competitive salary range of $93-$98k per annum, prorated for the term of appointment.

Additional Information

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

The Department of Anthropology is a vibrant three fields department that values cooperation and collaboration among anthropological sub-disciplines.  We are committed to active engagement of all our faculty members and encourage a diversity of approaches and perspectives in teaching and research.

Contact and Application Information

To apply, please submit the following application materials in PDF format:

  1. a cover letter that addresses the scope of the job requirements
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a teaching dossier/portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of successful university-level teaching experience
  4. syllabi of courses they would be interested in teaching
  5. the names and contact information of three academic or professional referees

Application materials, should be received not later than 5 PM PST March 15, 2024. Electronic submissions are preferred: anthone@uvic.ca

Dr. Helen Kurki, Chair
Department of Anthropology
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700                                                            
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

Equity Statement

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you are interested in working as a Sessional Lecturer, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor with your CV at anthua@uvic.ca

UVic work study program provides financial assistance through part-time employment opportunities for students with documented financial need. For eligibility please see here and for current postings see here 

Priority will first be given to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Anthropology programs in accordance with the CUPE 4163 Appointment Priority Policy - A. They typically involve an appointment from 30-120 hours each term for the fall and spring with very few positions available for the summer term.

Currently no position available